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Things to watch: Tuesday, Day 10

Updated: August 24, 2004, 2:57 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- U.S. wrestler Rulon Gardner survived an amputated toe, a motorcycle wreck and a dislocated wrist to reach the Olympics. It's an extraordinary tale, but nothing compared to what the Iraqi soccer team went through under Uday Hussein.

Gardner opens his bid for a second straight Olympic gold medal Tuesday, the same day the Iraqis continue their medal run in the soccer semifinals -- a pair of improbable Olympic odysseys beyond what even local scribe Homer might have conjured.

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